Lock / Key

I had closed the door upon my heart and wouldn’t let anyone in
Trusted and loved only to be hurt swore it to never happen again
I had locked the door and tossed the key as hard, and as far as I could
Love would never enter there again yes, my heart was closed for good
I thought that tossed tiny key would be next to impossible to find
Then you came into my life without my even knowing changed my mind
I never imagined how quickly and quietly seeds of love are sown
But can I trust to give my heart again, letting go all the pain I’ve owned?

My love for you is growing, but can I trust in fate?
Should I take one more chance on love, before it’s too late?
Every fiber in my being, tells me this is so very real
But I’ve been down this road before, how do I trust what I feel?
When this heart of mine has been broken more than I can take
I have the fear of again repeating the same love mistakes
Will you let me grow so close to love you, only to let me go?
Or are you my life and soul mate just waiting for a hello?

Artwork: Lock-Key Female / Lock-Key Male by Wak

Resigned to a life of quiet chaos, I figured loneliness was my due
Never imagining the peace I’ve sought would be found in you
Wanting to prove how much I love you, so I did the hardest part
Offering what’s most precious to give…the opening to my heart

You’re my alpha, my new beginning, the door to a peace beyond
Everything I have ever wanted, have ever needed to carry on
I realized I was ready to love you, but didn’t know how to start
So I offer you my most sacred treasure . the key to my heart

Artwork: Lock-Key Male / Lock-Key Female by Wak

In your arms there is no concept of time and place
I’m lost to the passions found only in your embrace

Never would I have imagined there could ever be more bliss
Than the joy, the passion, the serenity found in your gentle kiss

Artwork: Lock Exchanged by Wak

Two lonely separate souls now joined, never again to be apart

Melting together to become one love, one soul, one heart

Artwork: Lock United by Wak 

All Artwork:
“Lock & Key Male” / “Lock & Key Female”
“Lock & Key Exchanged” / “Lock & Key United”
by WAK (Kevin A. Williams)



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20 thoughts on “Lock / Key

  1. How beautiful. I’m at a point where I don’t know if I could ever trust anyone again. I’m so happy when others take that risk. I’ve never been one to not take a risk in love so this reluctance and yes, refusal even, is new to me, not the reverse. I have faith in the faith of others and this particular entry is like water to a thirsty soul. Thank you.

    • Thank you CP. I know how you feel. I have traveled too many painful paths, it takes so much to earn that level of my trust now. I envy those who have the faith to let people in easily. May we both find ones worthy of our trust and love again.

  2. this is truly beautiful…and its great that love does that…just when we have given up, shows up…and yeah we have all these questions but love will answer then for sure…love the pics too and they accentuate your writing well…

  3. Awesome artwork and words like a great love song. Really enjoyed reading, enthralled throughout by the strong emotions expressed in this one. It’s a good telling too.

    • Thanks GG. I actually own the first two drawings (Lock/Key Male & Lock/Key Female). I Originally had them on my wall facing away from each other with a flame mirror between them. I saw the arrangement a few days later and it dawned on me that they appeared to be withholding the “heat” and their love away from each other. I immediately rearranged the drawings so that the couple were offering to instead of withholding from each other. The process inspired the write.

  4. Touched my heart strings with this one. It also touches base with my latest piece, the fear of loving too much and being hurt when it all goes wrong.
    If there is any resemblance here to your real life, I am truly happy that you have found a love worthy of your own.

    • Thanks Tino. Now I’m going to have to check out your write and see how it compares/contrasts. The tale written was based on real life as this was mine once. I fully own up to my greediness and hope to have it again someday.

  5. This journey from question to answer gives us those depths of awareness when love once again surprises us with new possibilities, new beginnings. Your self-awareness of the heart’s cries and its needs is very powerfully drawn and clearly cut, visceral and aware of how deep love sinks its anchor in us. The wedding of male and female in mutual trust is so apparent and real.

  6. Oh MY GOD

    I’m in love….

    Breathless … because I know that pain. that wanting to be loved. That wondering if I can open my heart again. I’m nowhere near finding the one to whom I offer my heart’s key, but I feel every piece of this poem.

    Rai … I love it!

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